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Posted on: February 9, 2023

CSU Extension Community Garden Returns for Third Year – Applications Welcome

Bailey Community Garden

Park County, CO – A unique opportunity for local residents to grow their own food for free, is returning again this year at the CSU Extension Community Garden in Bailey. Applications are now open for Park County residents to reserve one of the community garden plots for the summer.

Community gardeners care for and harvest from their own plots, or growing spaces. Gardeners may plant, grow and harvest any fresh fruits and vegetables of their choosing.

“The Bailey Community Garden is a wonderful opportunity to grow some fresh vegetables close to home…carrots, spinach, mixed salad greens and herbs do very well throughout our short growing season in downtown Bailey. The garden also provides local gardeners the chance to meet and share garden tips. The raised beds, water and covers help gardeners have a successful experience,” said Dorry Wilner, Master Gardener and community garden participant.

 “The Community Garden helps families cut down on grocery bills, promote healthy eating in the process, while also providing a fun activity that families, friends or individuals can enjoy outdoors,” said Barbie Garnett, CSU Extension Director and Community Garden Coordinator.

The CSU Extension Community Garden is a partnership between CSU Extension and Park County Government and is comprised of several separate garden plots that are each cared for by individuals or families.

Participants are asked to agree to the community garden rules and donate 5% of the produce grown to a local food bank or similar organization in our local community.

Get more information or apply today by visiting the project website or contact Barbie at 719-836-4296 or


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